MS Dhoni, the captain of the Chennai Super Kings, said on Wednesday that his role during the IPL season is to bat lower in the order and deliver the finishing touch.
The former India captain has been batting down the order, sometimes as low as No. 8, facing a few balls with the goal of hitting a few maximums as he did on Wednesday. This is thought to be the former captain's final IPL season.
He came in at the latter end of the game against Delhi Capitals as well, blazing to 20 from nine balls to raise CSK's total.
The World Cup-winning captain, though, was observed hobbling and having difficulty running between the wickets.
“This is what my job entails; I have instructed them to refrain from making me run around a lot, and it has been effective. At the presentation ceremony after the 27-run victory, Dhoni remarked, “This is what I need to do, happy to contribute.”
In spite of a lackluster showing at the plate, CSK defeated the Capitals with ease.
This season, the majority of the scoring has been done by the CSK top three, including Shivam Dube.
“I thought a score of 166–170 was excellent. But we can do better as a batting unit. The fact that Moeen Ali and Jaddu Jadeja had an opportunity to bat is a plus. Everyone has to have made a few deliveries by the time we reach the championship round, Dhoni stated at the post-game press conference.
Dhoni remarked of the game, “It changed a lot in the second half. We are aware that compared to some of the other bowlers, our spinners utilize a lot more seam. We anticipated a slowdown.
“We had no idea what a decent score was. I wanted the bowlers to bowl their best shots, but I didn't want them to aim for a wicket with every pitch. When that happens, you start to bowl poorly and deliver those loose balls.
Warner: We lost wickets.
The Delhi Capitals' batting collapsed once again after an outstanding showing in the victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
They lost wickets in large groups, which has been a problem for the Capitals all season.
“Back to the three wicket defeat. Within the first over, we lost a wicket. The key lies in our opening combo. Due to a run-out, we lost a wicket. We wasted wickets. We place excessive strain on ourselves. was a reachable sum.
Warner believed his team might have made greater use of their hitting powerplay.
“In conclusion, we need a better first six. We were unable to rotate strike. Warner remarked, “We needed to try other things, but we couldn't.